Pallet pooling expert LPR UK has announced a new partnership with logistics specialist W.R. Carter & Sons.
The relationship will see LPR’s iconic red pallets transported across the country by W.R. Carter & Sons’ state-of-the-art fleet of trucks. As part of the contract, the logistics expert will facilitate more than 75,000 pallet movements per year for LPR.
Delivery and collections will be carried out by W.R. Carter & Sons’ versatile flatbed trailers, all of which have 26 stacks of pallet capacity.
The partnership forms part of LPR’s wider commitment to sustainability and first-rate customer service. Favouring the ‘one way trip’ model of pallet pooling, LPR is able to ensure the whole process is cost-effective and environmentally friendly. LPR’s one-way-trip process gives manufacturers greater awareness of their costs, as well as enabling LPR to provide a much higher level of pallet quality, thanks to regular sorting and repair.
Similarly, the one-way trip means that lorries aren’t having to make unnecessary trips with partial or no loads – helping to further shrink LPR’s carbon footprint.
Adrian Fleming, regional manager of LPR UK and Ireland, commented: “We’re delighted to announce the partnership with W.R. Carter & Sons. Working alongside such a trusted logistics expert will help us further expand our collection capabilities for our wide network of customers across the UK.
“As part of our company-wide commitment to shoring up sustainability, the partnership with W.R. Carter & Sons represents a fantastic opportunity to reduce the size of our carbon footprint.”
The new contract reflects a busy and exciting 2016 for LPR, whose environmental credentials have recently been recognised at a European level, with leading corporate social responsibility assessor EcoVadis awarding the company a prestigious Gold rating for its sector-leading approach to sustainability.